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Dale Niemann

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About Dale Niemann

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  • Birthday July 22

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    Palm Harbor, FL, USA
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    Sailing, kayaking, motorboating, beach cruising, stone sculpture

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  1. Thanks for a great trip story. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
  2. Dale Niemann

    ISO Core Sound 17 - Florida

    Geoffrey. Are you trying to sell a CS 17 or buy one?
  3. Here are a few pics of my Marissa 'Salty'.
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    B&B Messabout 2017

    Thanks Graham. I will put Oct 19 on my calendar. Please start a new thread for 2018 as soon as you have set the date.
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    B&B Messabout 2017

    Has a date been set for the 2018 Messabout? Trying to get my calendar set up so I can hopefully make it. dale
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    Center step for BRS15

    When rolling the sail on the mast and using it as a way to reef, how do you plan to keep the sail from unrolling? I don't remember if it was specified on the plans or not but I am pretty certain that I kept the same angle on the third mast hole. I have a feeling that whoever built your boat made the same mistake on the third position as on the main mast.
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    Center step for BRS15

    I have a center mast step on my CS 17 Lively. I have only used it once and that was just a test to see how well it worked. It worked fine but almost immediately decided that I would prefer to have a good slab reefing system using the normal sail plan. My sails were sleeved at that time. I had them resewn for a sail track and slab reefing. Basically, I do some beach cruising so want to be able to handle highly variable wind conditions. Pulling out a mast and moving it to a new position in my opinion is not an option when the wind is blowing 15+ mph. I am speaking about the CS 17, it may be easier to do on the BRS 15.
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    Freely Rotating Masts within Tabernacles for CS 17 mk 3?

    Thank you William, Tom and Chick. I appreciate your continuing ideas. Once temps here get somewhere near reasonable instead of 95+ in my garage, I think I will attempt to make the main mast be able to rotate on my CS 17m3 'Summer Breeze' and maybe even think about adding a tabernacle with rotation to my CS 17 'Lively'.
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    Just want to say thanks

    Steve, Sent you a message. Let me know what you think. dale
  10. Hey dale what prop do run on salty? i am running the same engine and going through the prop sizing thing.

  11. Dale Niemann

    Just want to say thanks

    Steve, My son has left for HI so I will be deciding this weekend on a price for Salty. I will let you know. I might consider your 12 as a down payment. I have been lusting one like yours for a long time. In fact ever since I saw you sailing it at St Michaels, MD. Maybe we could make a deal that would save you some cash. dale
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    Freely Rotating Masts within Tabernacles for CS 17 mk 3?

    I like your idea William but it would seem to have a great amount of stress on the hinge. It would have to be very strongly constructed. Do you have any drawings or more specific ideas. With the typical unstayed mast they have a lot of flex. It seems that the hinge would distort the bending. What size is your mast? Wood, Alum or carbon fiber?
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    Freely Rotating Masts within Tabernacles for CS 17 mk 3?

    Sorry Tom. I have not received your email. Obviously, I would like to get it and see what your thoughts are. Please resend it to me. Tks. dalesails@yahoo.com
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    Freely Rotating Masts within Tabernacles for CS 17 mk 3?

    I have now had some time to study your diagram. I believe you mean for the mast tube to continue to the bottom of the mast but I could not tell from the drawing. Is this correct? Also, how do you envision the shape of the FG tube collar from the mast bottom (right end view)? Would it be a solid mass of epoxy/fiberglass with the pivot bolt going through it or possibly a wooden box or solid wood with aft side shaped to fit the mast tube? A problem in trying to retrofit would be, right now there is about 3/16" clearance on each side of the mast. I believe if I remember right when I did the tubes for Lively I used three wraps of 6 oz plastic and about three wraps of epoxy glass which is quite a bit thicker than the clearance I have available. I guess I will have to widen the inside somehow to accommodate the the thicker mast/tube combination and then put doublers? on the outside of the u shaped post. It appears that your hinge lock would work and be very strong. However, it would end up being about 9" off the anchor locker floor so would require a 9" high by 3-4" wide by about 17" long at top sort of box to mount it on. This is definitely doable but the problem is that it is then located directly in the middle of the anchor locker where the anchor rode is currently being stored. I do not have to worry about anchor storage there because Chick mounted an anchor pulpit. I am wondering if some sort of flip latch or two one on each side mounted on the tabernacle post would work and use less space. I tried to attach a photo of a latch I did for holding a door open but it did not work so will try later. Thanks. dale
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    Freely Rotating Masts within Tabernacles for CS 17 mk 3?

    Tom, Thank you so much for the drawing and explanation. You have covered exactly what I was looking for. Now I have to decide if I want to or can retro-fit it to Summer Breeze. I really appreciate your spending the extra time to laying it out on paper. One thing I don't think I have mentioned is that on Lively early on I had the original sleeve sails converted two reefing points on a sail track. I did not add battens so the sails they easily/quickly wrap on the masts and I just pull them out and cradle them on PVC posts inserted in the mast tubes like you mentioned. I have seen the vertical battens on Sea Pearls around here and yes they look funny but seem to work. The sail tracks and reefing points seem to work very well so I do not have a problem with having the tracks. More later. dale
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